Below is an advert for the old supermarket on Clarendon Street showing the range of goods and services that were available circa 1976.
When I was young I used to love going in there with my Mum and Nan on a Saturday afternoon and buying chocolate biscuits which were all sold loose by the pound . As I got older I liked to peruse Hubbles record shop on the first floor. My Mum used to spend a lot of time on the haberdashery stall at the top of the stairs which always left me free to roam the entire shop floor with my sister. I never went in the Bingo area though - that was out of bounds.
Happy days !!
An aerial photo showing the old supermarket ( just above the middle of the shot)
Thanks to John Hopwood for the photo :)